One month ago Davenport Police released some new technology to crack down on crime, but is it working? The answer is yes.
Davenport officers say the new police app has picked up much more popularity in it's one month than they had expected.
Drug deals and child abusers, both caught through the new app. Allowing those reporting it to be completely antonymous. Lieutenant Brett Morgan says it's definitely working.
"So far so good we're had 33 actual tips come through."
The free app is really making a difference in Lt. Morgan's eyes.
"I think the best thing is two fold, they can send photos and video anonymously anytime anywhere and secondly with the crime reports you can look at your own neighborhood and see crime reports."
But the one problem is still getting the word out about this new tool. Gayle Millard hadn't heard about it until Saturday. She says if she had....
"We have a couple things going on in our neighborhood in the past couple days so now that I know, you betchya I would have."
Getting teens on board is one main goal the department has. They are planning trips to area schools to spread the news. And Gayle says giving teens the outlet they need to report things without being identified will really help them come forward.
"I think it would kind of take the pressure off of them knowing that it was anonymous. Myself, I would not have a problem at all going to the police station."
To download the free app just go to your app store and search CityConnect Davenport, IA.
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